So here's a thing...
I co -curated a show that I also have work in!
Its at the Baitshop Gallery in Parkdale, in the Milky Way alley by Queen and Dufferin.
You should come!
Opening August 20th, 2010
7PM to 11PM
...Show Runs August 16th to August 29th
A collective group exhibition of Toronto and non Toronto - based artists and Illustrators, curated by artists Andrew McKay and Julia Dickens.
Not in the clamour of the crowded street,
Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng,
But in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.
When we first embarked on this project, we had decided to produce a
series of portraiture early on, all of us in some way dealing with the
human form, ranging from highly realistic to the surreal. As
we set to work, it admittedly wasn't until some time later that we
came to the conclusion that through working alone in our studios, we
were building a mass work that would integrate our individual
capacities into a new and complete whole.
Presented here is a collection of portraits from nine artists working
across Canada. The individual faces depicted in the works shown here
as a single collection, are a more or less accurate respresentation of
'the crowd.' As is the case with actual crowds this exhibition may
appear welcoming or hostile, a number of individuals together, or the
teeming throngs of the faceless. The crowd and it's representation
here may attract or repulse the viewer--perhaps both
silmultaneously--leading one to consider what is the individual's role
in, and response to finding one's self in the midst of other
Essentially 'Crowded House' is a reapprisal of crowds and the
conception of such. The ways the mass exert force on the indivdual;
the nature of individuality and collectivity; and ultimately,
the ways in which the one exerts a force in directing the collective.
Julia Dickens & Andrew McKay
Works by the following artists:
Dietrich Rostek (Montreal/Ottawa)
Kirsten McCrea (Montreal)
Andy Borehol (Kitchener/Ottawa)
Graham Robinson (Toronto/Ottawa)
Ceilidh Stidwill (Toronto/Montreal)
Julia Dickens (Toronto/Ottawa)
Vanessa Black (Vancouver/Ottawa)
Sherry Garcia (Ottawa)
Theo Pelmus (Ottawa)
7 pm to 11 pm at the Baitshop Gallery
(Photo cred on poster: Dimitri Karakostas)
SEE YOU THERE.